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Sagittarius Yoga: Expansion Under Starry Skies

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With Jupiter on your side good luck and fortune are attributes you can look forward to this month, Sagittarius. You are a visionary at heart so don’t get too down on yourself if others don’t understand the details of your dreams. This practice was created to help stoke and maintain your creative fire. Designed to invite expansion into areas of the body that are frequently tight or constricted by stress. Opening the hips with Low Lunge, Reclining Hero’s Pose (Virasana), and finally Full Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana) you’ll feel freed from the inside out.

We know routines aren’t your favorite so we encourage you to explore these postures through your own lens. Perhaps practice them out of sequence, throw in a pose variation, or maybe even add a few new postures.

To fully embrace the spirit of this Sagittarius-inspired-practice, match one breathe to one movement and move from one pose to the next with swiftness. Focus less on the details of hitting each pose and more on the feeling between poses. In this space between postures is where the essence of creativity lives. A place you can visit and revisit whenever you are feeling uninspired. A place where imagination and optimism for dreaming can be renewed. As a Sagittarius, know this is your home. You are what you envision so dream big!

Find more keys to connections that these poses have to Sagittarian energy over on the Stelari Clothing Blog. We’re excited to team up with this gorgeous yoga brand to bring you more details around each star sign’s custom yoga sequence!!

Standing Mountain Pose :: (Tadasna) circle hand over head

○ When practiced often can help to improve posture

○ Strengthens the tiny muscles in the feet assisting with balance

○ Firms the fronts of the thighs and core

Standing Forward Bend :: (Uttanasana) with palms of hands under soles of feet

○ Stimulates the liver and kidneys

○ Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and fronts of hips

○ Relieves tension in the wrists

Eagle Pose :: (Garudasana)

○ Strengthens tiny muscles in the feet and upper back

○ Stretches the fronts of the legs and hips

○ Improves concentration

○ Helps with balance

Twisted Low Crescent Lunge :: (Anjaneyasana) to the side

○ Stretches the psoas and outer hip

○ Tones the core and arms

○ Can offer relieve for a tight IT band

Crescent Lunge :: (Anjaneyasana) bend and straighten knee 3 times

○ Stretches the psoas and fronts of hips

○ Assists with endurance

○ Strengthens the side body

Revolved Crescent Lunge :: (Anjaneyasana)

○ Stretches the psoas and fronts of hips

○ Assists with endurance

○ Strengthens the oblique muscles

○ Flushes the kidneys and liver

High Plank Pose

○ Strengthens the core

○ Tones the arms

○ Stretches the calves

Limbed Staff :: (Chaturanga Dandasana)

○ Strengthens the biceps, shoulders, and leg muscles

○ Tones the core

Upward Facing Dog :: (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) with one leg lifted

○ Improves posture

○ Strengthens, shoulders, arms, core wrists, and the tiny muscles in the hands

○ Stretches chest, tops of feet and upper back

○ Tones lower back

○ Opens heart and lungs

Downward Facing Dog :: (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

○ Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands

○ Tones the arms, legs and core

○ Can relieve headache and mild back pain

○ Shake head yes and no in this pose to reduce tension in the neck and to enhance sinus drainage

Downward Facing Dog :: (Adho Mukha Svanasana) with hip open and knee bent

○ Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands

○ Tones the arms, legs and core

○ Can relieve headache and mild back pain

○ Opens hip and stretches psoas

Jump to Easy Seat Pose :: (Sukhasana)

○ Calms a busy mind

○ Strengthens the back

○ Tones the core

○ Stretches the knees, ankles, and hips

Fold forward in Easy Seat Pose :: (Sukhasana) while cross legged

○ Calms a busy mind

○ Strengthens the back

○ Stretches the knees, ankles, and hips

Cat & Cow :: (Marjaryasana & Bitilasana) with weight on the tops of the hands instead of the palms

○ Stretches the neck

○ Can relieve tightness in the spine

○ Massages organs

○ Stretches the wrists

Thunderbolt Pose :: (Vajrasana)

○ Strengthens the pelvic muscles

○ Stretches the tops of the thighs and ankles

○ Can bring on a sense of calm

○ Try this pose on the balls of the for more of a challenge

Reclining Hero’s pose :: (Virasana) reclining

○ Stretches the thighs, knees, hips, and ankles

○ Open the heart

○ Stimulates the kidneys

○ Stretches the achilles, spine, hips, and hamstrings

○ Can help to enhance digestion by stimulating the liver

○ Can help to reduce anxiety

Full Wheel :: (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

○ Tones the arms, legs, and core

○ Can help to boost your metabolism

○ Helps to improve your mood

○ Has energizing qualities

○ Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders and chest

*This post is dedicated to my dear friend and favorite Sagittarius Jennie. Jennie, thanks for inspiring me to keep exploring.

**This sequence is great for Sagittarius at any time, for anyone during Sagittarius Season (November 22 – December 21) and for anyone looking for expansion and growth in their life.

CREDITS

Yogi, Sequence Design & Words: Brooke Musat of CosmoMuse

Art Direction & Wardrobe: Allie Couch of Cosmo Muse

Photography: Jessica Peterson of Jessica Peterson Photo

Location: The Bonneville Salt Flats

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